PhD Scholarships in Music

PhD Scholarships in Music

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Dublin City University | School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

PhD Scholarships in Music

Funding amount: €22,000 plus fees, for up to four years (full-time), subject to satisfactory annual progression.

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University, ranked as one of the top 100 universities under 50 as per Times Higher Education, is a dynamic and creative learning environment with a strong commitment to social and cultural engagement, and world-class research. The academic study of Music in DCU engages with a plurality of Music genres, styles, creative practices and contexts with internationally-recognised staff who have distinguished records in research and teaching. We are currently offering Doctoral Scholarships and applications are welcome in the areas of Musicology, Applied Musicology, and Composition or Practice-Based Research.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level in Music, or a related discipline, and a Master’s Degree in Music or a related discipline. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in Musicology (across a broad range of music genres, practices and stylistic periods) and especially in the areas of:

Applied Musicology
Choral Studies
Contemporary Music (including Irish Contemporary Music)
Electroacoustic Music Studies
Film Music and Sound
Historical Musicology
Irish Traditional Music
Music Analysis
Music Development in Society and Educational Contexts
Music Policy
Music, Society, and Culture
Performance Music Education
Popular Music
Application Procedure:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to draft a research proposal (proposal instructions can be found at Applicants should then make direct informal contact with a faculty member whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work in advance of an application. Questions can be directed to the School Research Convenor, Dr Joseph Rivera ([email protected]).

Email scholarship applications to Dr Patricia Flynn ([email protected]), indicating 'Music PhD Scholarships' in the subject line. Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Friday, 26th April, 2024. Applications should include the following:

A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
A research proposal ca. 2,000 words, accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count). See School website for guidance on writing a research proposal.
Evidence of English language proficiency (as required).
Composers should also include a recent score and audio recording
Please note: Following the offer of a Faculty Scholarship, students will apply to register with the University through the University’s Student Application Portal, and must meet all the entry requirements of the university.

Inquiries to Dr Patricia Flynn ([email protected])

Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office:

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Friday, 26th April, 2024.

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